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Owner of Cosby BBQ Pit robbed at knifepoint

Published: 8:46 PM, 12/28/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

COSBY-The owner of Cosby BBQ Pit on Hooper Highway said that on Thursday, Dec. 27, at 10 p.m., as she exited her business, a woman robbed her of $120 in cash at knifepoint, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported.

Sharon R. Mathis said she left her business at 4414 Hooper Highway when a woman later identified as Brandy Williamson, 22, of Newport, confronted her with a knife and took the cash from Mathis's left pocket, Lt. C.J. Ball reported.

Mathis said she was in fear of Williamson when she robbed her, the report stated.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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